Demand for "best job in the world" crashes website
The job does seem like the best job in the world, only condition is that one should be comfortable with water and it seems that this is not holding back very many people.
I would love to get this job and am waiting for this website to go back up before applying. Nature is calling where are YOU!!
Readers: If there are any more jobs like these please enlighten us all...
SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - The chance to be the caretaker of a tiny tropical island in Australia has sparked so much interest around the world that a rush of applications crashed the website advertising the post.
The job, which offers a salary of $105,000 to spend six months on the Great Barrier Reef island of Hamilton, has been inundated with hundreds of thousands of prospective candidates.
An official from the state of Queensland, which is offering the position, said the job was created as an antidote to the global economic slump and was being advertised in 18 countries including the United States and China.
Local media said technicians had to restore the website (www.islandreefjob.com) after it could not cope with the volume of interest and crashed for several hours. Some sections are still not up and running.